unit 2 health lab questions

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Lab Questions

At this point, you are asked to complete the web journey questions. Each link (the title of the lab) has a set of questions beneath it. Using the link, answer the questions that follow. Note that links open up a new browser window.

Please include the questions and answers when you submit your assignment in the dropbox. Use appropriate headings in your assignment. Submit the work as one file attachment. This means you complete all work in one word processing document (e.g., Microsoft Word) and attach the file using the dropbox tool. Submit your work in Unit 2: Lab Questions dropbox.

The answers to the lab questions are worth 10 points.


Your Genes Are Not You’re Fate

Genetic Heroes

Watch both videos and answer the questions with both in mind in your responses.

  1. How do you think that these video relate to the topic of factors that help determine our health? Does one video seem more realistic than the other?
  2. The first video seems to give a simple message about how leading a more stress-free life can vastly improve our health. If it’s that simple, why are so many people stressed and sick?
  3. In the first video, Dean Ornish closes by saying, “Well, our genes are not our fate, and if we make these changes, there’s a predisposition. But if we make bigger changes than we might have made otherwise, we can actually change how our genes are expressed.” Do you agree with this statement after watching both videos? Do you think that lifestyle may actually be able to change your genetic predisposition to disease and health?
  4. Stephen Friend’s video is titled The Hunt for Unexpected Genetic Heroes. Do you agree with using the term hero to describe these genetic anomalies? Why or why not?
  5. Both speakers seem to have a goal, a vision for our health and how it relates to genetics, lifestyle, or both. What do you believe to be the end game for both of these speakers? What are they trying to accomplish or change?
  6. Stephen Friend strongly feels that the path to preventing and better treating disease and health is to study the healthy people more closely rather than studying the people who are already sick. Do you agree with this idea? What may be some issues or drawbacks to his approach?
  7. If you had a genetic predisposition to a disease that you were aware of, who would you call, Stephen Friend or Dean Ornish? Why?
  8. How are the ideas of the two speakers similar? How are they different? Compare and contrast these two videos with specific examples of how these speakers’ viewpoints are both alike and different.

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